Mikedin’s grow diary (first grow)

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Plants look good to me !
I see others here that use side lights or even lights on the bottom pointing up ?
The plants will tell you if they don't like it the way I see it ?
Looking good ! 👍
Yeah I have 2 more of them I was considering putting them on the sides and having them shine inwards twords the undergrowth just kinda playing with it atm to see what they like, next run I’ll do 4 plants max I think it’s pretty crowded in there with the 6x I know the lights say 3x3 flower coverage and I have 2 of them side by side about a foot apart but I keep getting nervous it’s not enough haha but I can say that the plants are seeming to do fine in it so far, I guess only final yield will tell, any opinion on the RH situation in my last post?
 
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Most areas publish a water analysis every year. Google the name of your town/city + "water report" and you should find it easily.
Thank you for that never thought about searching it was just gunna stop by town hall (small town it’s not far haha) but it appears chlorine is the answer 😁
 
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Andddd…. It’s update day girls came out for a watering got a fox farm sledgehammer flush, cal-mag / and microbe, brought them out of the tent so I could get some pics had to use a flashlight for additional light since the room the tent is in only has some dim led lights on purpose it’s a chill room lol

The tallest plant in the pics that just beginning to flower is my gorilla glue that’s about a week and a half younger

All in all they are looking happy, noticed a few leaves with some brown spotting (obvious cal def ) so upped their cal-mag to full dose which I’ll add on every watering including plain water instead of every other watering

Can’t complain at all about the blurples so far they seem to be loving it

Also yes this is how I water, make 10 gallons of water /neuts up etc, then put 2 in the Rubbermaid tote and water till runoff then add another 1/2 gallon each to really push it through (the microbe and sledgehammer make the water very brown) they take about 1.5 gallons each about a gallon to start dripping then the extra half gallon really pushes the runoff out
 
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Update day!

Plants are happy and healthy, one plant really is getting some browning in its leaves and sugar leaves but there all being fed equally with cal mag on on feedings, buds are really fattening up on 2 of them I suspect will be done earlier than the rest which is fine it’ll give the other 4 room to spread out over their last few weeks, I suspect the 2 densest budded plants are getting close including some trich shots of just those 2

I’ll take some better trichrome shots later I was using it handheld cus I was in a bit of a rush watering today kids wanna go to the popcorn stand but my gorilla glue had a massive droop overnight she was THIRSTY this morning lol
 
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What is the moth looking thing in the middle, third of the way up, bottom pic? Odd ambers coming along. 👍
 
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What is the moth looking thing in the middle, third of the way up, bottom pic? Odd ambers coming along. 👍
Pretty sure it was a dead piece of leaf. Luckily I cut this little piece of bud off so whatever it is is no longer in the tent lol, I’ll look again at the piece
 
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New dehumidifier is kicking ass, my tent humidity with dry pots was 66-68% this morning been running the new dehumidifier for about 2 hours already pulled a half gallon of water from the air and my tent RH has dropped to 47% even after watering the plants this morning and it’s still dropping once I’ll let the dehumidifier run all night at full blast then set it to 40% RH tomorrow and we’ll see how the tent does, I can drop it as low as 35% for the lung room or just run 24/7, works for me either way as I live in a log construction home and my basement humidity was at 64% so either way I don’t need to start growing mold in the basement… was also a great excuse to tell the wife to buy a $270 dehumidifier haha

Supposedly the dehumidifier will pull 6.4 gallons of water a day out of the air so that’s awesome for the tent and for my home lol it’s a 4500 sq/ft capacity unit and I’m running it in a 950 sq/ft room but keeping the doors open to the staircase and other basement rooms so it’ll keep the humidity down in the whole basement
 
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Hello all! My first grow has just begun and I feel I should document it, even if only for myself for future reference.

Any and all input appreciated, any questions about anything I’m doing feel free to ask, always glad to hear how other do something if it works for them!

seeds put into cup of water on 4/14 5 seeds total, 2x Afghan kush and 3x candy kush. All Feminized auto flower from growers choice seeds

just had my gorilla glue auto flower seeds arrive so 1 was put into water 4/21 popped and put into wet paper towel 4/22 and will be planted into soil 4/24 (this will be placed in a 2 gallon plastic container (just to compare which I like better the fabric or hard plastic, plus the 2 gallon or 5 gallon containers

medium: fox farms happy frog (100%)
Light: KingLED 1500w
Grow box: ghetto as hell homemade grow box 60”L x 38”W made out of old 4x4’s wrapped with black contractor bags, interior lined with Mylar space blankets from light level down, 80” total height to work with, brought the floor up to approx 36” above floor level, light hanging down from ceiling to within 28” of seedlings
Water: Spring water so far
Containers: 5 gallon fabric pots
Air flow: so far only 2x 6” fans hanging at light level blowing down on seedlings
Exhaust: None as of yet , spider farmer 4” in-line ducting kit wit carbon filter and automatic humidity/temp controller in route will be installed once delivered
Random details: grow box is located inside a basement bedroom that I sleep in on midnight shifts, little bit of light leakage does not bother me nor does the minimal soil smell (which I suspect the carbon filter will take care of once it arrives and I install it)

current temps: 74-76 night 79-82 day
RH: 55-64 night 30-34 day

besides that any questions/concerns you feel are important feel free to ask I love constructive criticism, I feel I am very low tech compared to most of the grows I’ve seen so far, in the future we will be building a stealth room in the 6’x6’ range that will be unnoticeable to guests even if they where standing right next to it, previous experiences was 17 years as a general contractor so to start my grow box is rag tag is beyond the truth but I threw it together with materials that where around the house besides the light

anything I’ve missed please feel free to ask!

enough jabbering here’s the stars of the show
Lookin good so far bro!!
You should buy Jorge Cervantes grow bible %100 life saver in so many ways. Obviously u want to encourage root growth and still see results in growth. Higher humidity more blue in the light wich keeps internodes stacked tightly, and a little red wich encourages root growth. And a heating pad underneath wich causes roots to look 4 the heat. And your fans? Are they oscillating?
You do not want direct and constant wind on the same area.
Also u said you have little light leaks ?
If you can see light that means when your tent lights go off that exterior light is leaking in. Wich will/can cause hermaphrodite and or seeds.
Feel free to hmu with questions or concerns
 
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Lookin good so far bro!!
You should buy Jorge Cervantes grow bible %100 life saver in so many ways. Obviously u want to encourage root growth and still see results in growth. Higher humidity more blue in the light wich keeps internodes stacked tightly, and a little red wich encourages root growth. And a heating pad underneath wich causes roots to look 4 the heat. And your fans? Are they oscillating?
You do not want direct and constant wind on the same area.
Also u said you have little light leaks ?
If you can see light that means when your tent lights go off that exterior light is leaking in. Wich will/can cause hermaphrodite and or seeds.
Feel free to hmu with questions or concerns
Not too much concern with the light leaks, I can only see them at night and lights are only off from 11pm till 4am so no light outside the tent to leak in (also these are all autos) I believe 2 of them are on their last week, smacked a tester last night with the wife and we were really liking it, trichs are mostly cloudy with some random ambers showing up , got some mini hydrometers, some 2 way humidity packs (I have plenty of mason jars for our food I grow) and also picked up some grove bags I’ll try both side by side and see which I like more it’ll be a real noob test since I’ve never cured my own buds before

2x 6” fans are blowing twords the walls hanging from the ceiling not directly on plants, 16” fan is oscillating fan is about 4 feet away from the plants

And if you mean this grow bible I owned it a good 10-12 years ago when I grew outdoors when I was younger but we just dried and smoked lol, but yea I re bought it right when I started the grow, probably read through it 4-5 times already just to re-familiarize myself with different techniques etc
 
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Ok folks this plant is looking close to me, looking for opinions

Looking a pain relief and body high not 100% couchlock, I’m seeing a bit of clear, mostly cloudy and a small mabye 5% amber, some buds seem a bit more than others
 
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You sir are a day or 3 away from harvest
That’s kinda what I was thinking but being my first grow I wasent sure, this is plant 1 out of 6 other 5 still have some time to go just starting to get some random cloudy trichs, but that’s fine for me to have it spread out over some time. Got my Amazon delivery today too for after drying, also have grove bags coming so I can try both

Got my dry tent set up as well best environment I can do in my home about 64f at night and around 70 in the day RH has stayed steady at 49%, (this is all with nothing in the box yet fox so I’ll assume humidity will rise once some buds are hanging) have a spiderfarmer 4” exhaust that I’ll probably set to 10% speed and monitor humidity and temp from that point this box served me well as my sprout box and early veg box before I got my tent lol I kept it up just to dry in
 
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That’s kinda what I was thinking but being my first grow I wasent sure, this is plant 1 out of 6 other 5 still have some time to go just starting to get some random cloudy trichs, but that’s fine for me to have it spread out over some time. Got my Amazon delivery today too for after drying, also have grove bags coming so I can try both

Got my dry tent set up as well best environment I can do in my home about 64f at night and around 70 in the day RH has stayed steady at 49%, (this is all with nothing in the box yet fox so I’ll assume humidity will rise once some buds are hanging) have a spiderfarmer 4” exhaust that I’ll probably set to 10% speed and monitor humidity and temp from that point this box served me well as my sprout box and early veg box before I got my tent lol I kept it up just to dry in
I know you'll be an eager beaver but dnt rush the process and try to cure it. %50ish is desirable
When u start ur next grow try snow storm ultra on 1 of ur lady's as directed w 1 a week foliar. Keep up.the gr8 wrk
 
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